Today, those who are planning a move have several ways to obtain a free moving quote. It is important to understand that the best moving companies do not charge for moving quotes. Instead, they provide an accurate estimate of the cost of the move based on the information they have access to at the time of the quote.
There are three common options for people to use when obtaining moving quotes. A quick look at the pros and cons of each option can help you decide which is the best way to obtain your free moving quote.
An online quote allows the consumer to enter some basic information about the size of the home or residence and general details about the move. This is typically a good option if you have a small home or apartment and are not moving any large, oversized, or heavy items.
The drawback to this moving quote is that the movers are going by the average contents of a home based on the information provided. If the homeowner does not provide information on additional items, large items, or difficult to move items, such as pool tables or pianos, the moving company may not have all the relevant information.
This is a very good option for most people. The homeowner uses a tablet or smart phone to walk through the home and “show” the moving consultant what is included in the move. This is fast and effective provided the homeowner shows the representative all rooms in the home and any of the big or heavy items being moved.
This is the best option for larger moves or when there are significant concerns about electronics, computers, valuables, artwork, or other unique features of the move. The in-home quote provides the most accurate estimate as the moving consultant has a full picture of the household contents and the scope of the move.